Linda’s Choc Chip Cookies

22 Mar

We were watching a bit of Playschool this morning and they were making choc chip cookies. I was in need of a bit of a sugar hit today so thought we might follow their lead and make some too. Word of warning, before you start cooking, make sure you have all the ingredients – don’t just assume you do like I did… We had to run out to get some eggs in the middle of our cooking today.

Thomas has always been a little ‘sensory defensive’ ie, he doesn’t like to touch things that make his hands dirty. It took me a long time and lots of encouragement to get him to feed himself finger food because he didn’t like to touch food. We used to (and sometimes still do depending on his mood) eat everything with a fork. He doesn’t worry much anymore but I discovered today that choc chip cookies are the way to go to encourage children to get their hands dirty. He couldn’t keep his hands out of the cookie dough trying to eat the choc chips, not to mention the ones that got swiped off the tray as he was putting them on! Talk about a sugar hit!

Cooking does teach children various skills and concepts but probably the most valuable thing you are giving your child when you cook with them is your time. We are all so busy with many things each and every day that sometimes we forget how important just spending time with our children is. I was talking to my friend the other night about Thomas’ cooking adventures and how much he loves them. She told me that she has very fond memories of her and her brother cooking with their mum when they were little, making lots of mess and eating yummy treats when they were finished. Memories are the most precious gifts that we can give to our children.

Ingredients:

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

200 gm butter

1 egg

2 ¼ cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

2 cups dark chocolate chips ( 1 pack)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Beat sugars and butter until cream, add egg, stir in flour and baking soda and salt.  Add choc chips.
  3. Spoon one teaspoon onto trays covered with baking paper
  4. Cook 8 -10 minutes or until light brown.
  5. Cool biscuits on a wire rack. They will harden as they cool.

Have a picnic outside with your biscuits and create some more memories!


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